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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Chennai / Madras 2: British Public Buildings: Photo 10

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Adjoining it, Rajaji Hall, formerly the Banqueting Hall and opened in 1802 to commemorate Clive's victory at Seringapatnam (1799), where Tipu Sultan was killed. The color is presumably a recent selection, made without consulting Martha Stewart.  The wrap-around arcade is a later addition, too, and it nearly succeeds in shrouding the Parthenon look-a-like behind it.

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